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Michael Geheren
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Michael is a junior at University of South Dakota studying Media and Journalism. Michael is the video content producer at Gistory. He has previously worked at in USA TODAY College, the Chicago Tribune, The Mash, KELO-TV, Patch and Scholastic News. Michael was previously part of the Google/ONA Student Newsroom at #ONA14. He has an addiction to Starbucks, social media and the news. You can follow him on twitter: @mgeheren or see his work at

Entries by Michael Geheren

Thank You, Mr. Schieffer

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 10:08 AM


I was washing my hands in the bathroom at the Newseum in Washington D.C. when I met CBS News' Bob Schieffer. I was so awkward and nervous. A broadcasting legend was next to me (an aspiring journalist) washing his hands and I had...

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Build Your Network for an Internship or Job in 140 Characters

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 4:49 PM

I got my internship this summer because of a #TBT tweet. Well, it's a little bit of a longer story, but Twitter eventually landed me this summer's internship.

It all started with a simple "Throwback Thursday," tweet with an anchor at the TV station. That lead to...

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The Profound Impact of a Teacher

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Back to school pictures flood Facebook as another school year begins. Whether you are fresh out of school, your oldest is entering Kindergarten or youngest is graduating this year, think about those teachers who shaped your life.

Walking through the halls of my elementary school this week brought back...

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CPS Strike Could Ignite Change

(20) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 10:47 AM

Students who attend Chicago public schools may be excited they do not have to attend school due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike because -- well, they don't have school. What some students and parents don't realize is that this could be a benefit to the students in classrooms, not...

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Obama Puts Education Center-Stage

(3) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 8:49 AM

As I enter my senior year in the public school system, I have grown to learn and appreciate the education I have recieved, from my kindergarten teacher to my seven teachers in high school and countless mentors I have today. The nation's leaders say that America is falling behind on...

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A Friendly Reminder to Defend the First Amendment

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 9:20 AM

Name the five freedoms -- go! According to the 2012 State of the First Amendment report that was announced a few weeks ago at the National Press Club by The First Ammendment Center, only 13 percent of Americans knew that press and assembly were freedoms that were covered...

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Kony 2012: Changing the World, One Tweet at a Time

(39) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 11:31 AM

You always hear that change cannot happen over night. One man by the name of Jason Russell proved that statement wrong.

The filmmaker has been working for several years in Central Africa to help stop the rebel army and their leader Joseph Kony. Russell already convinced the president and many...

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The Power of Twitter

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 8:33 AM

Twitter is one of the most valuable tools on the Internet.

I am in high school and work in journalism, and I've met more powerful people in my field over Twitter than I would have ever without Twitter. The key to networking is using resources around you, and Twitter is...

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